Fire broke out in a garment factory in Baldia Town, Karachi.
“We found dozens of people dead in a large room of the factory’s basement. It was totally burnt and parts of it were smouldering, which we put out before shifting the bodies to hospitals” the Karachi fire chief Ehtesham Salim told AFP
Earlier this Tuesday a fire in a shoe factory in Lahore claimed at least 22 lives.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has “expressed shock and grief over the loss of precious lives and directed the concerned authorities to provide best medical treatment to the injured.”
Critics say the government is too corrupt and ineffective to tackle an array of problems from struggling industries to suicide bombings in the South Asian nation.